How do these neck specs sound?

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  1. stbhorn

    stbhorn Member

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    I just custom ordered neck and tele body to try my first hand at building a guitar. I ordered the following on the necks

    9.5 radius
    1.650 nut width
    D shape
    medium frets

    I am fairly new at the specs of a neck, so I was a little unsure. Any advice or tips will be appreicated.
     
  2. Pete Galati

    Pete Galati Member

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    Sure. Why not? What kind of neck are you used to?
     
  3. stbhorn

    stbhorn Member

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    I am used to my Heritage 150 (like Les Paul). but also like the size and feel of my G&L asat, which has a beefier neck than norm.
     
  4. fenderbender4

    fenderbender4 Gold Supporting Member

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    Are you kidding?!! Those are horrible specs! Who in their right mind would get those? Everyone knows you have to play a C-Neck, 10" radius, 6105 frets.

    Just kidding. Hey, if you found what you like best, that's awesome.
     
  5. jackaroo

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    D?

    That's a no no with me I'm afraid.

    I also prefer the 1 5/8th fender vibe, if you're doing an F style guitar.
     
  6. mrfjones

    mrfjones Member

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    sounds pretty good, I like a v neck that turns to a c though.
     
  7. Tinman

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    I don't think he'll notice that extra 25/1,000ths of a inch.
     
  8. stbhorn

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    Is there that much difference between the feel of a C and D shaped neck?
     
  9. Pete Galati

    Pete Galati Member

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    Looks like this is still there after all this time! This might help a little:

    http://www.21frets.com/neck_profiles.html

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    Personally, I prefer C, or soft Vs.
     
  10. thesooze

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    I've not played a "D" neck, but they look cool! My Nash has a U neck and I've got plenty with a C neck... what is a good example of a D neck guitar?
     
  11. pfrischmann

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    There can be.
    It just depends. A Jackson sloloist is a D but so is a '59 Les Paul. Do you have the thickness?
     
  12. bluesdoc

    bluesdoc Gold Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I'd also want to know the neck thickness range, ie, .850 - .900, etc.

    jon
     

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